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Graveside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 11 a.m. for longtime Taft resident, Walter Bryant Smith, 92. Rev. Tom White, pastor of Cuyama Assembly of God, will officiate at the services. Mrs. Smith was born in Rome, Georgia on August 2, 1915 and passed away at his home Taft on March 22, 2008. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army and had been a farm laborer for 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora; his son, Walter Bryant Smith, Jr.; his granddaughter, Joyce Helton. Mr. Smith is survived by his children, John E. Smith of Bakersfield, Florence Tutt of Taft, Myra Helton of Red Bluff, Lillie “Boots” Gardiner of Bonanza, Oregon and Debbie Player of Battle Ground, Washington; 13 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and 16 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home for those would like to pay their respects.